Finally finished my shortscale.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Marty Forrer, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. This bass started out as an Ibanez TMB30. The body, neck and jack plate are all that remain. Dunlop straplocks, Hipshot Ultralite tuners, Hipshot Kickass bridge, homemade tortoiseshell pickguard (the TMB100 guard won't fit), Seymour Duncan Apollo and SBP-1 pickups wired in series to passive volume and tone pots, topped off with choice of TI or Dunlop flats and a Bacchus pickup cover. The headstock on a stock TMN30 is ugly and black, so that was sanded off, a decal applied and sprayed in satin clear. I've done one gig with it and it kills!
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  2. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    TMB30 is one of my favorite shorties and so inexpensive! I thought the one I had was great stock, even!
  3. Cool! Visually way more striking than the original.
  4. Zoobiedood

    Zoobiedood Commercial User

    Sep 1, 2015
    Writer/Ambassador/Artist/Resident Bass Expert for Seymour Duncan
    This is remarkable!

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  5. ShortyGetLow

    ShortyGetLow Inactive

    Aug 6, 2019
    That’s not a shorty, that’s a stubby!
  6. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Yes, yes and...YES! I'm sure with those pickups in series, this thing flat out thumps!

    Very nicely done.
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  7. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Wow, looks like the strap is bigger than the bass!
  8. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Beautiful. I'm sending you mine :)!

    Oh wait... you're in New Zealand. Dagnabbit.
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  9. OMG! The headstock looks great without the black.
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